Grantham man killed in industrial accident named by police

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Police have named the man who died as a result of an incident at his workplace on Londonthorpe Road, Grantham yesterday morning.

Colin Reddish, 48, from Grantham, sadly died after the incident at about 9.40am yesterday at the hydraulics equipment company Parker Hannifin where he worked.

It is understood that he became trapped under some machinery, and died at the scene.

Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance, two solo paramedics and one double crew ambulance attended the scene. The Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were also called but stood down en route once it became clear the casualty was deceased.

At the request of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, volunteers and staff from the British Red Cross’ fire and emergency support service (FES) were also called in to provide emotional support to employees.

Bill Tait, Red Cross emergency response co-ordinator in Lincolnshire said: “We offered emotional support for those who wanted a listening ear, as well as letting individuals know where they could get follow up support.”

Lincolnshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive continue to investigate the cause of the tragedy.

Many people have already started writing tributes to Colin on Facebook. If you would like to send us your tributes you can also do so by emailing